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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev is to visit Turkey on May 11-12, the Kremlin press-service reported Thursday. The central event of his official visit will be the first session of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council which is a new mechanism for inter-state consultations. The meeting will be chaired by Medvedev and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo...

06.05.2010 Subject: Religion

President Medvedev’s visit to Syria, due to take place on May 10th and 11th, should add more impetus to the rapidly developing bilateral ties, Voice of Russia reports. A statement to that effect was made by a Syrian government official in Damascus. President Medvedev will meet with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad to discuss prospects for bilateral relations and the situation in the Middle East. Syria’s Economy and Trade Minister Amer Lotfi praised the growing ties with Russia. As instances of successful...

05.05.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says that he hopes that the ongoing Moscow meeting of the heads of Russian and Japanese regions will serve to consolidate the two countries’ partnership. This comes in a statement by the Kremlin’s press service. The meeting, Medvedev says in a message, will enrich cooperation between the territorial entities of the Russian Federation and Japan’s prefectures, and it will also help shape relations of true partnership between the two nations. The Russian leader pointed out that regional ties are an important and...

03.05.2010 Subject: Religion

President Dmitry Medvedev hails Russia’s relations with Denmark as an “example of  good-neighborly relations between states”, the Voice of Russia reports. Speaking at a reception given in his honor by Queen Margrethe II, Medvedev thanked his hosts for  the atmosphere of trust and openness which helps achieve tangible progress in bilateral relations. He also said  he would sign on Wednesday with Danish Prime Minister a Partnership for Modernization declaration – a strategic document the President said would encourage Danish...

28.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Copenhagen on Tuesday in what will be the first state visit of the Russian leader to Denmark in 50 years, the Voice of Russia reports. Welcoming him at the airport was Danish Queen Margrethe II, who invited Medvedev and his spouse to visit her summer residence for a state dinner on Tuesday evening.  Medvedev will meet with Danish businessmen and hold negotiations with the country’s Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Wednesday....

27.04.2010 Subject: Religion

President Dmitry Medvedev has been meeting in Oslo with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to discuss joint development of natural resources and border delimitation issues as part of the Russian leader’s two-day state visit to the Scandinavian state, the Voice of Russia reports. Russia and Norway have recently been building up political and economic and humanitarian cooperation. Environmental protection issues also featured prominently during Tuesday’s talks with Medvedev and Stoltenberg calling for closer ties between their countries’...

27.04.2010 Subject: Religion

The family of King Harald V have welcomed President Medvedev to Norway, the Voice of Russia reports. The visit is to be focused on oil and gas, the natural environment, resources on Svalbard and borderlines in the Barents Sea. Dmitri Medvedev and the Norwegian Storting speaker Dag Terje Andersen have already discussed proposals to broaden inter-parliamentary ties....

26.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev begins a visit to Norway and Denmark, the Voice of Russia reports. His aide Sergei Prikhodko says that the Russian leader is paying his State visit to Oslo at the invitation of King Harald the Fifth of Norway. Prikhodko said that some of the key issues that are due to come under discussion were cooperation in power production, fishing, environmental protection, nuclear and radiation safety, joint development of the Arctic region, as well as cooperation on Spitsbergen Island. The parties to the forthcoming talks will also focus...

26.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has arrived in Milan where he will be discussing with his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi ways to broaden mutually-rewarding ties between the two nations, the Voice of Russia reports.  On  Monday the sides plan to sign a sheaf of  bilateral accords, including Russian help in rebuilding the quake-shattered architectural monuments in Aquila, the construction of a thermonuclear reactor in Russia and  joint cooperation projects in energy, auto and aircraft design and development....

26.04.2010 Subject: Religion

The liberation of Norwegian Arctic by the Red Army paved the way for good neighborly relations between Oslo and Moscow in the years of the Cold War and continues to live in people’s memory today serving a solid foundation for bilateral cooperation, the Voice of Russia reports. This announcement came from the Governor of Finnmark country Gunnar Kjonnoy in the run-up to President Medvedev’s visit to Norway. Festive events commemorating the 65th anniversary of VE Day took place in Kirkenes last autumn....

22.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russia and Uzbekistan should build up cooperation, says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Voice of Russia reports. He was speaking during a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov. The Russian leader said that Uzbekistan is Russia’s strategic partner that this country should develop all possible ties with. Although the financial crisis has affected the amount of the two countries’ trade turnover, the Russian President says he is certain that Russia and Uzbekistan will be able to make up for it if they make relevant moves. Uzbekistan is...

20.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday the BRIC group uniting Brazil, Russia, India and China has developed into “a full-fledged mechanism both for coordinated effort and concrete decision-making”, reports ITAR-TASS. “We shall continue to coordinate our work and I am sure the results we achieved today will be implemented,” Medvedev said after the BRIC summit, which he described as “very interesting and productive”. “Negotiations confirmed...

16.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Over 10 documents have been signed on the outcome of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev’s visit to Argentina, the Voice of Russia reports. One of them is a protocol on mutual understanding in peaceful using of nuclear power. Russian Rosatom company is ready to be Argentina’s partner in projecting and building atomic power-generating units and to supply fuel to Argentina. The sides have also signed a deal under which Argentina buys two MI-171E helicopters from Russia. Another cooperation memorandums signed are: in...

15.04.2010 Subject: Religion

The parties to the Washington-held Nuclear Security Summit have agreed to tighten control over nuclear materials in the next four years, the Voice of Russia reports. The final document of the meeting points out the importance of interstate cooperation in preventing nuclear components from falling into terrorists’ hands. The summit has reiterated the key role of the IAEA and the UN in ensuring nuclear security. The summit communiquй also features Russia’s proposals, specifically the one on the importance of the International Convention for the...

14.04.2010 Subject: Religion

President Medvedev is in Washington DC, taking part in a nuclear security summit that has brought together 47 countries as well as the UN and the IAEA, the Voice of Russia reports. Called to safeguard the world from the nuclear threat, the high-profile meeting promises to be the biggest international event hosted by the US after the 1945 San Francisco conference that founded the UN. The summit will produce a communiquй and a work plan with every participating country being expected to...

13.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is heading for the United States to attend a nuclear security summit in Washington, the Voice of Russia reports. A total of 47 countries are due to take part, and also the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Union. According to the ITAR-TASS news agency, the forthcoming summit meeting is expected to help the international community to beef up the security of nuclear materials and prevent these from falling into the hands of forces that could use them for terrorist or other criminal purposes....

12.04.2010 Subject: Religion

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